Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Search

Finalist open forums announced

All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence. 

During the forums, hear each finalist give an overview of their qualifications, their interest in the position and their vision for the academic enterprise at UTSA, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Candidate #1

Main Campus
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Faculty Center Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

Downtown Campus
Monday, Sept. 24, 1 – 2 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Candidate #2 

Main Campus
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3 – 4 p.m.
Faculty Center Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

Downtown Campus
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 – 2 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Candidate #3

Main Campus
Thursday, Sept. 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Center Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

Downtown Campus
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1 – 2 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Candidate #4

Main Campus
Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Center Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

Downtown Campus
Thursday, Sept. 27, 1 – 2 p.m.
Aula Canaria, BV 1.328

Position Description

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) seeks candidates to serve as the founding Vice President for Inclusive Excellence (VPIE) and to provide leadership in the development, coordination, and implementation of initiatives that contribute toward establishing an effective and collaborative policy and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Reporting to President Taylor Eighmy and working with the leadership team and key campus stakeholders, the VPIE will be a proven leader in diversity and inclusion and will help shape policies, set goals and provide strategic direction to cultivate a spirit of collaboration and an inclusive campus environment. 

Read the full position description and apply here »

Search Committee Members

President Eighmy has appointed a committee comprised of leading UTSA scholars to conduct the search, and the university has engaged the search firm Diversified Search to assist the committee. 

Rhonda Gonzales
Interim Vice President for Student Success

Rebecca Anderson
Assistant Vice President, Operations and Advancement Services, VPER

Angelica Barrera
Executive Director / Interim Associate Vice President for Student Student Advising & Support

JoAnn Browning
Dean, COE

Lydia Bueno
Assistant Dean of Students, Student Leadership Development, VPSA

Pepe Chang
Associate Professor, Dept. of Management, COB

Stefanie Cisneros
Assistant Athletics Director, VPIA

Beverly Woodson Day
Interim Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment, VPSE

Carolyn Ellis
Assistant Dean for Organizational Effectiveness and Strategy, Libraries

Roger Enriquez
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, COPP

Lisa Firmin
Associate Provost, Veteran and Military Affairs, VPAA

Stephanie Hernandez
Graduate Student Representative
Gerald Lewis
Chief of Police, VPBA

Joycelyn Moody
Professor and Endowed Chair, English, COLFA

Jessica Muniz
Director and Prevention Coordinator, Title IX Services

John Murphy

Kelly Nash
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, COS

Katherine Rico
Undergraduate Student Representative

Pátricia Sánchez
Professor and Dept. Chair, Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, COEHD

John Phillip Santos
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Honors College

John Shaffer
Associate Director Graduate Student Success, Graduate School

Jaclyn Shaw
Director Research Support, VPREDKE

Scott Sherer
Professor, Art and Art History, COLFA

Emmanuel Watkins
Graduate Recruiter III, VPAA

Application Process

The VPIE search committee at The University of Texas San Antonio invites all interested parties to apply online. Applications will be accepted until the end of the day August 1, 2018. Inquiries may be directed to Euris E. Belle, Managing Director, Diversified Search via email at or telephone at (404) 942-6307.

About Diversified Search

Diversified Search's mission is to provide the highest quality search services in the industry as measured by the comprehensive nature of their search process, the caliber of the candidates they present, and the success of those candidates in their clients' organizations. Diversified is committed to the highest level of professionalism in every aspect of their business life: in the results they achieve, in the ethics of their practice, and in their ongoing relationships with clients, candidates, and colleagues.

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June 2018
  • Diversified Search visits campus to meet with the search committee and to solicit input from campus stakeholders
  • Diversified Search develops targeted research strategy and begins contacting, screening, and evaluating/interviewing prospective candidates (ongoing)
July 2018
  • Weekly/biweekly update calls with the search committee chair to review progress and discuss market intelligence/feedback
August 2018
  • Search committee meets to review slate of candidates recommended by Diversified and selects individuals for first round interviews.
  • First-round candidates selected and interviewed, finalists recommended for advancment
September 2018
  • Finalists visit campus, final candidate selected
  • Target for VPIE appointment by September 30